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Making the Most of Every Apartment Tour

When you are searching for a new apartment, it is easy to become immediately overwhelmed and want to quit or select the first rental that fits into your budget. From searching through hundreds of apartment listings to speaking to the landlord about what you need from a new living space, it can be too much. However, that should never stop you from making the most of every apartment tour. After all, each one is a potential home for you, your partner, or your family. So, before the process stresses you out too much more, learn more about making the most of every apartment tour.
To start, look at everything and everywhere. If a guide is annoyed that you want to check every nook and cranny of your potential new apartment, just keep looking. The most important places to look are the flooring and walls, the windows and doors, outlets, and light fixtures. Every window and door, including the closets and cabinets, should close or lock securely. As you walk around test all light fixtures. Make sure to bring your phone and charger so that you can check outlets with a phone charger. If you find issues in any of these things, make sure to ask immediately. You may find yourself asking about the electrical work, and that’s fine - because you may be living here.
Among the many things to ask about on an apartment tour include electrical work, as mentioned, plumbing, appliances, and safety measures. While it is not your job to make sure everything is working and all equipment is up-to-date, it is your job to ask. Whether you live alone or have a few children, everyone deserves to live in an apartment that is safe and cleared of any problems, such as plumbing and electric, that could become dangerous later on.
In fact, ask every question that comes to your head when touring a new apartment. If you’re prone to getting anxious and forgetful, create a list beforehand. Sit down and ask yourself what you need to know, what a new apartment must be like to suit your needs, budget, and lifestyle. Ask about rent and utilities, when rent is due and fees for overdue rent, local schools and parks, what the local area is like, and what it’s like to live in the community. Whatever comes to your mind, ask. Don’t let a guide’s annoyed expression get you down.
As you search for downtown Riverside apartments, take every apartment tour seriously. As repetitive as they can be, each one matters and can tell you all you need to know about the apartment or complex in just an hour.